The driver, 28 and drunk, swerved his Chevy minivan into Lester Stocker s front yard just after midnight on May 21, 2010, toppling a rock wall, hitting a parked truck and landing just 8 feet from the home where Stocker slept with his 6-week-old son.

It was one of the scariest moments of my life, said Stocker, of Covington, who is still trying to clean up $12,000 of property damage.

What he and the police who responded didn t know was that the driver, DeShawn Williams, had been arrested for drunken driving nearly three months earlier, but prosecutors hadn t gotten around to filing charges.

Surprisingly, cases like Williams are not uncommon in King County.

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